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Ballpark Figures - Week 5


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Streaky Teams (entering Monday)
Wins and Losses Streak Over/Under Streak
Houston 6-0 past six games at home Baltimore Over 9-1 past 10 home games
Kansas City 2-8 past 10 games on road N.Y. Mets Over 15-3-2 past 20 games overall
Seattle 11-2 past 13 games on road St. Louis Over 7-2-1 past 10 games overall

Beer Battle
The Milwaukee Brewers will travel to meet the St. Louis Cardinals at Busch Stadium II on Monday, and the wind will be blowing out hard to left field at a 12-15 mph clip for the matchup between RHPs Adrian Houser and Jack Flaherty. Milwaukee heads into this one with a sparkling 20-7 mark in their past 27 games inside the division, and they're 19-9 in the past 28 games on the road. In addition, they're 9-2 in the past 11 road games against teams with a winning overall record. The Brew Crew is also an impressive 20-8 over their past 28 contests following a loss.

 For the Cardinals, they're 9-4 in their past 13 games overall, while posting an 8-3 record across their past 11 games against teams with a winning record. With Flaherty on the mound, those winning ways will be put to the test. The Cards are just 2-8 across his past 10 starts, and they're only 2-6 in the past eight agaisnt teams with a winning overall record. The Cardinals have dropped nine of the past 11 meetings with the Brewers, and they've lost four in a row at home to their division rivals. In addition, the Cards are 2-5 in their past seven starts against the Brewers.

Looking Ahead

Monday, April 22
The Twins and Astros tangle at Minute Maid Park in Houston to open a new set. The Twins have won four of their past five games, and they sit atop the AL Central with a plus-20 run differential. They have won four of thep ast five on the road, too, but that will be put to the test with RHP Jake Odorizzi on the bump. Minnesota has won just one of Odorizzi's past nine road outings, and they're 1-10 in the past 11 road contests against teams with a winning record. They're also 0-5 in the past five vs. AL West foes. The Astros have won 19 of the past 26 at home, and they're 6-1 in Brad Peacock's past seven outings, and 4-1 in his past five against winning teams, too. The Twins have won just three of the past 15 meetings overall, and they're 0-4 in the past four at the Juice Box. The under is also 4-1 in the past five in Houston, and 6-2 in the past eight meetings overall in this series.

It's a matchup of Rangers LHP Mike Minor and Athletics RHP Chris Bassitt in Oakland. The Rangers streak into this one with victories in six of their past seven games against divisional foes, and they're 5-1 in the past six outings against right-handed starting pitching. They're also 6-1 in Minor's past seven inside the division, while going 8-2 in his past 10 outings against teams with a losing overall record. The A's are 7-1 in their past eight vs. LHP, and 5-0 in the past five at home against southpaws. However, while they're 4-0 in Bassitt's past four starts, they're just 2-5 in his past seven at home and 2-5 in his past seven against winning teams, too. This series has been tilted in Oakland's favor recently, as the Rangers are just 2-10 in the past 12 meetings overall, and 5-16 in their past 21 trips to Oakland. The over has cashed in five straight meetings in this series, too.

Weather Report
In New York, the Mets and Phillies face a 40 percent or greater chance of rain through 10 p.m. ET. They might get this one in after a lengthy delay. For the Tigers-Red Sox game in Boston, there is a 70 percent chance of rain throughout the day, so you can expect a postponement in this one. If they do play, the wind is blowing in 11-14 mph from center field to home plate. The Brewers and Cardinals will see a strong breeze at 10-13 mph to left field, so watch the over. 

Tuesday, April 23
The Giants open an interleague road series against the Blue Jays, and they have managed just four wins in 13 road contests, while posting a minus-13 run differential overall. The Jays have won a season-high four in a row, and they have turned things around with a plus-7 run differential. San Francisco has posted a poor 3-8 in the past 11 against AL East foes, while going 2-6 in the past eight interleague games against a right-handed starter. They're also 2-5 in the past seven interleague road games overall. In addition, they're 0-6 in the past six road outings by RHP Jeff Samardzija, and 2-9 in his past 11 starts overall. The Jays are also 12-4 in their past 16 home interleague games, and 11-5 in the past 15 interleague home outings vs. RHP. However, they're 0-4 in RHP Trent Thornton's past four starts.

The Phillies and Mets square off on Tuesday with RHP Zach Eflin and RHP Zack Wheeler battling it out for Zach/Zack bragging rights. The Phils have won just one of Eflin's past nine road outings, although they're 8-3 in his past 11 against teams with a winnin record. The Mets are 12-5 in Wheeler's past 17 starts overall, while going 6-1 in his past seven against teams with a winning record, and 8-3 in his past 11 outings inside the division. The Mets are also 6-2 in his past eight home outings, too. The over has cashed in six of Wheeler's past eight starts agaisnt the Phils, who are just 3-7 in their past 10 battles at Citi Field.

The high-flying Mariners, who have a plus-32 run differential, which is second-best in the AL. The M's also enter 9-1 in the past 10 road games, and 8-2 in the past 10 games vs. LHP. However, Seattle enters 0-7 in the past seven against winning teams and 0-5 in their past five interleague games. The Padres have managed a 1-6 record in the past seven overall, and 1-6 in the past seven vs. RHP. San Diego has won four in a row in this interleague series, however, with the over 6-2-1 in the past nine battles.

Weather Report
In Cleveland, the Marlins and Indians will face a stiff wind blowing out 15-18 mph to the right-center field power alley. The winds will be blowing from first to third base for the Braves-Reds battle. In the Steel City, the Diamondbacks and Pirates will be dealing with some light rain. If they do play, they will see a 10-13 mph wind blowing out to the left-center field power alley. Those are the only weather trouble sports, however.

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